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Lyr Req: A Letter from Home (Maybelle Carter)

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ANCHORED IN LOVE
ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
ARE YOU TIRED OF ME MY DARLING
BLUE EYES
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CHEWING GUM
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GEORGIE ON THE IRT (parody on Engine 143)
GOD GAVE NOAH THE RAINBOW SIGN
GOLD WATCH AND CHAIN
I AIN'T GOT NO HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
I CAN'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
JUST A FEW MORE DAYS
LULU WALLS
RAILROADING ON THE GREAT DIVIDE
SAILOR ON THE DEEP BLUE SEA
SINGLE GIRL
THE CUBAN SOLDIER
THE LITTLE GYPSY GIRL
THE STORMS ARE ON THE OCEAN
THE WRECK ON THE C & O
WAVES ON THE SEA
YOU ARE MY FLOWER


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GUEST,Stefano Greco, Italy 24 Feb 02 - 04:18 PM
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GUEST,Hans Strebel, Angelstreet 17, 75392 Decken/G 09 Jan 06 - 12:00 PM
GLoux 09 Jan 06 - 01:02 PM
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GUEST,Dermot 22 Feb 06 - 05:54 PM
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Subject: Maybelle Carter, A letter from home
From: GUEST,Stefano Greco, Italy
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 04:18 PM

Can someone help me to find the lyrics of the song "A letter from home". I have this song in a record of Maybelle and Sara Carter "...A cowboy roll in, on a hot dusty day.." Thank you Stefano milanovillage@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maybelle Carter, A letter from home
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 04:23 PM

Check here Are you sure of the title?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maybelle Carter, A letter from home
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 04:23 PM

In the forum, here. e mail sent.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maybelle Carter, A letter from home
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 04:24 PM

LMAO......

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maybelle Carter, A letter from home
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 04:54 PM

Yea, I thought it was a little amusing, too, grin!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maybelle Carter, A letter from home
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 05:13 PM

Yeah, but I won't tell you why........It will turn into another Seagull series.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maybelle Carter, A letter from home
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 05:28 PM

I know why I thought it was funny.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Letter from Home (Maybelle Carter)
From: GUEST,Hans Strebel, Angelstreet 17, 75392 Decken/G
Date: 09 Jan 06 - 12:00 PM

Sir,

since two years I'm looking for a music sheet of "A Letter from Home" composed by Mother Maybelle Carter. I've heard that song at the Fiddler's Festival in Weiser/Idaho, but I could get the notes until today. Could you help me ?

My e-mail-address is: hug.strebel@t-online.de

Thanks in advance - Hans Strebel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Letter from Home (Maybelle Carter)
From: GLoux
Date: 09 Jan 06 - 01:02 PM

Hans,

A Letter From Home is on a CD entitled, "Sara & Maybelle Carter" on Bear Family Records BCD 15471

The address on the CD is:

Bear Family Records
P.O. Box 1154
2864 Vollersode
West Germany

A google search shows that this CD is available from Camsco as well as Amazon. My search did not uncover any sheet music for it, however.

-Greg


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Subject: Lyr Add: A LETTER FROM HOME (Maybelle Carter)
From: GLoux
Date: 09 Jan 06 - 01:23 PM

As I hear it:

A LETTER FROM HOME
(Maybelle Carter)

A cowpoke rode in one hot dusty day
To a store down in old San Antone.
He stood at the window and I heard him say:
"Do I have a letter from home?"

The postmaster looked through the mail that had come,
Then smilingly shook his gray head.
The cowpoke looked sadly a moment at him
And these are the words that he said:

CHORUS 1: "No letter from home, no letter from home!
There's never a letter from home.
No message from mother,
Or none of the others;
There's never a letter from home."

That night he was shot on the wrong side of town.
No more on those plains will he roam.
I reached for my Bible and gave it to him,
And said: "Son, here's your letter from home."

"If only I had just a little more time
To read it," the young cowpoke said.
"I can't take it with me and I must go on."
Then he died with his letter unread.

CHORUS 2: The letter from home, the letter from home,
No time for the letter from home!
The cowboy lay dead
With his letter unread,
Too late for the letter from home.

------

In the liner notes to Johnny Cash's Ballads of the True West, Johnny wrote about A Letter From Home:

I asked Mother Maybelle Carter one night to write me a Western song for this album. The next morning she gave me this. Since the Bible on the plains was as uncommon as a letter from home, many cowboys called it that.

Hope this helps,
-Greg


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Subject: RE: lyric request
From: GUEST,Dermot
Date: 22 Feb 06 - 05:54 PM

Im looking for the words of this song, im not too sure what the name is, but it could be Theres a mother always waiting for you at home...this is the chorus...if anyone can help?

" oh the old home will be lonely, il miss you when you are gone, and the birds wont sing as sweet as your not here, and if you get in trouble jim, just write and let me know. As she she these words and then she shed a tear


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Letter from Home (Maybelle Carter)
From: Janie
Date: 22 Feb 06 - 09:55 PM

Hi Dermot, I cut and pasted this from another site. I'll go back and get the link.

Janie

HiGon'na To Leave The Old Home, Jim
Cat. #0716 (MFH #231) - As sung by Floyd McGinnis, Pea Ridge, Arkansas on May 20, 1969



Here is the link. It includes a sound file. Actually, it looks like a pretty interesting site.

http://www.missouristate.edu/folksong/maxhunter/0716/

Janie
Going to Leave the Old Home thread (click) at Mudcat, with lyrics.


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